Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Action Alert! Take Part to Save Dolphins in Japan - "THE COVE"

The Secret Is Out. Spread the Word.

The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The focus of the Social Action Campaign for The Cove is to create worldwide awareness of this annual practice as well as the dangers of eating seafood contaminated with mercury and to pressure those in power to put an end to the slaughter.

And it’s been working. The film has been making waves since it premiered last year. Critical praise and audience awards worldwide have focused international attention on Taiji and the annual dolphin drives off the coast of Japan. Under intense pressure, Taiji called for a temporary ban on killing bottlenose dolphins. The film, which was originally rejected, was shown at the Tokyo Film Festival due to public outcry. Residents in Taiji are being tested for mercury poisoning, and for the first time Japanese media are covering the issue.

Close to a million people have signed on to the campaign, but this is just the beginning. The fisherman are clearly rattled, but haven’t stopped killing dolphins.

TakePart now to help shut down the cove for good.

I had the opportunity to see this documentary last night and although it was very sad to watch, it brings a clear message about the way humans treat animals.  As with all industries that involve making money, people will ALWAYS come up with some excuse to continue the barbaric practices of murdering innocent lives.


  1. Have you watched the movie "Earthlings" yet? It's on You Tube. You may want to post Part 1 of that movie too for your readers. After you watch each part there's a link to the following part. 10 Parts total, I think.

    Thank you for sharing all you do. I appreciate your time and heart for the animals.

  2. Powerful message.

    Am I to assume all of those celebrities are vegans or do they just love animals and are concerned for their welfare? Just curious.

    Thank you for sharing this video. I've been following your blog since I did a search a month or so ago on animals effected by the BP Oil Spill. Your blog is terrific and very informative. Thanks again.

  3. Hi Bookworm! Thanks so much for viewing and following my blog. I am not sure if all those celebs are vegan, but I do know they love animals. Hayden P. (Heroes) was actually in the film. She went to Japan to protest. In regards to the EARTHLINGS movie, I did a blog post about that in March. At the very end of the post you will find a link to the full movie. You can check it out here :


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